Ammonia Gas Leak Detection in Oil and Gas Industry

Because of its many uses, ammonia (NH3) is one of the most highly produced inorganic chemicals worldwide. It is used in the petroleum industry to neutralise the acids in crude oil to protect equipment from corrosion. Ammonia is also used as a refrigerant in industrial refrigeration systems found in food and beverage facilities and by the fertiliser industry to produce ammonium and nitrate salts. Ammonia, however is also harmful, even at low levels of exposure. Ammonia leaks are pretty uncommon, but when one does occur – the results could be lethal. Ammonia gas is very toxic and flammable.

Hence, in order to avoid workplace injury and accident a gas detection system is a necessary risk-reduction measure.

There are many inherent hazards associated with the processing of oil and gas, from the combustibility of the products themselves to harmful or even deadly gases. Ammonia gas detection systems can be used in more and more applications. As an example, many companies now rely on portable ammonia gas detectors, which can be used by engineers and maintenance technicians. Mobile equipment for gas detection must be compact, easy-to-use, and reliable. Additionally, they must be easy to calibrate and can store previous data and readings for convenience.

In comparison, Fixed ammonia gas detection systems typically comprise one or more detectors connected to a separate main control panel. This sort of installation is suited to larger spaces like factory areas and storage areas.

Whatever your gas detection instrument requirement, whether portable or fixed gas detector, for industrial and hazardous areas contact Hanwei Electronics for specialist technical support.


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